Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Ali Shariati

June 19– Ali Shariati
Iranian theorist of the interface of Marxism and Islam.

In Islam man is not subjugated by God, since he is the Lord’s associate, friend, trustee, and kinsman on earth.

*Berkshire, England: Election of the “Morris Mayor”; residents elect a Morris dancer who is carried through town on a flower-trimmed rocking chair, preceded by an ox-head on a long pole, with stops at every tavern to refill the Mayor’s chalice.
*Brazil: Beggars’ Banquets.
*Festival of the Coming Ice Age.

1756 — 123 British prisoners die in “Black Hole” of Calcutta, India.
1891 — Anti-fascist collage artist Helmut Herzfeld (John Heartfield) born, Berlin.
1912 — Alleged eight-hour work-day adopted for U.S. government workers.
1953 — Julius and Ethel Rosenberg electrocuted for alleged sale of atomic secrets to Russians, Sing Sing Prison, New York.
1977 — Iranian political & spiritual leader Ali Shariati killed, London, England.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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